Mid-October 2022



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In this edition, you will find articles on:

Highlights of the week

Funding opportunities

Events and training opportunities

Workforce development initiatives

Communities of practice

Compliments and concerns form

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Nottinghamshire Alliance Training Hub (NATH) is commissioned by Health Education England (HEE) and the Nottingham & Nottinghamshire Integrated Care System (ICS) to meet the educational needs of the primary and community care workforce, and bring together NHS organisations, community providers and Local Authorities.

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If you are new to our Newsletter, we publish twice a month and promote resources, funding, events, training and development opportunities for the primary and community care workforce in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

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James Baillon: Meet The Team

Hi, I’m James Baillon. I’m responsible for providing the Training Hub with data capture, analysis and reporting, whilst supporting project work streams, focusing on Primary and Social Care initiatives.

Read James' full article here

Toolkits and resources spotlight


Allied health professionals in mental health - A toolkit for employer organisations

HEE has published a toolkit for employer organisations, in order to demonstrate how Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) can contribute to the care of autistic people, people with mental health needs and people with a learning disability.

Access the toolkit here


Upcoming NATH events

No remaining events.
1st at 12.30-13.30 - Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease Awareness
9th at 14.00-16.00 - Palliative Care for Patients with Brain Tumours
15th at 19.30-21.00 - Personality Disorders in Primary Care- Improving Identification & Treatment
22nd at 12.30-13.30 - Low Calorie Diet for Type II Diabetics - a Clinicians Guide
23rd at 12.45-16.15 - A-Z of Frailty
28th at 12.30-14.00 - Fit Notes - Hints and Tips!
29th at 09.00-15.30 - Clinical Supervision Course
30th at 11.00-12.00 - Diagnosis and Management of Bronchiectasis
6th at 09.00-13.00 - Introduction to Appraising
7th at 11.00-12.00 - Diagnosis and Management of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
14th at 12.30-13.30 - Pulmonary Fibrosis: Diagnosis to the Patient Journey
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Last chance to grab FREE tickets!

Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease Awareness

Tuesday 1 November at 12.30-13.30

Join us to discover more about Dementia and Alzheimer's disease, Dementia Connect & Dementia Friendly Communities, support available and referral pathways.

Registration closes 31 October

Book your place on the Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease Awareness event

Palliative Care for Patients with Brain Tumours

Wednesday 9 November at 14.00-16.00

Join us to examine the Palliative needs of a Patient with a Brain Tumour. This event is for GPs, nurses and allied health professionals working in community and primary care.

Registration closes 8 November

Book your place on the Palliative Care for Patients with Brain Tumours event
Follow our Eventbrite page to be the first to register

How we’ve supported your development

Very useful day, I have a lot to take back to clinical practice for myself and others.  I liked all the different teaching methods.

Delegate from the October Clinical Supervision event

Spotlight on an e-learning opportunity


Health Literacy

Health literacy is about people having enough knowledge, understanding, skills and confidence to use health information, to be active partners in their care, and to navigate health and social care systems.

Find out more and register for the e-learning course

Training offers from our System partners

ICS Black History Month


Monday 31 October at 12.00-13.15

This year’s event will take the form of a live panel discussion, followed by a Q&A session to reflect on what Black History means to us and how we can work to take action and influence change.

Join the ICS Black History Month event

A Celebration Dinner for general practice

Friday 11 November at 19.15-23.00

You are invited to the Vale of Trent Celebration Event with delicious food, live music and great company all guaranteed. This event is for GPs and their partners, friends, and colleagues. Make it an evening to remember!

Book your place at the Celebration Dinner 
Browse all the Midlands Leadership Academy offers


Here to support your growth


Learning and development funds

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and Workforce Development funding for Nursing and Allied Health Professionals. Cannot be accessed by GPs. It can support short courses, conferences, and university modules.

Apprenticeship levy

Funds to pay for 100% of the training costs for both clinical and non-clinical apprenticeships. Available to everyone at all levels (new starters and existing members of staff). Allows learners to gain a qualification whilst earning a salary.

Learning Disability RNDA Apprenticeship funding 

An employer training grant is available for each learning disability nursing apprentice who starts training this financial year. The value of the grant is £8.300 for each year of the apprenticeship.

Link to apply
View all our different funding opportunities


Updates from our ongoing projects

We’re really pleased our very own Steve White, L&D Manager has been recognised for his work championing apprenticeships across the ICS.  He was awarded the Regional Highly Commented Winner at the Midlands Awards

Laurence Quirk, Programme Manager

We would like to once again congratulate our apprenticeships team and specifically Steve White for receiving the Regional Highly Commended Winner at the Midlands Awards.

View apprenticeship opportunities
General Practice Nurses

We have been conducting student placement insight visits across the region. We have also had the opportunity to meet with Bassetlaw leads and trainee nurse associates.

Find resources for new to practice nurses
GP Assistant Spread and Adoption across the Midlands

We continue to engage with GP Assistants currently undertaking training and their practice mentors. We also held a very successful GPA drop-in session with support from previous GPAs.

Learn about the GP Assistant project
BUILD Pilot: Building Insight, Learning and Development

Experienced facilitators coach and mentor primary care clinical colleagues who may be struggling at work, or may be off work because of health concerns or conditions on practice.

Contact the BUILD Lead for more info
See our list of current workforce initiatives


Connect and grow with your peers

Social Prescribing Link Worker Educational Community of Practice

For Social Prescribing Link Workers. Connects and fosters shared learning and peer support. Operates via a WhatsApp group to stay connected, with bespoke educational events to develop skills and knowledge. Runs every 2 months.

Next meeting: TBC

Email the MPSU team to join the CoP

ICS Primary Care ACP Network

For people training or working in advanced practice within primary care. Promotes collaborative working, and effective and safe practice within the ICS. Provides educational and supervisory support for Advanced Practitioners. Runs every 2 months.

Next meeting: Friday 9 December 2022

Sign-up to the ACP Network

General Practice Respiratory Network

For anybody working in general practice undertaking respiratory reviews / who has an interest in respiratory care. Supports networking, quality improvement work and enables discussions around changes in local and national guidance. Runs every 2-months.

Next meeting: Tuesday 6 December at 12.30-14.30

Email Gemma to join the Network

General Practice Coffee and Catch-up

For Nurses, Healthcare Assistants, Nursing Associates and Trainee Nursing Associates only. An opportunity to network with fellow colleagues across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, and offer support and guidance. Runs once a month.

Next meeting: Wednesday 16 November at 12.30

Email Gemma to join the Catch-up

Pharmacy Technician Network

New network aimed at all Pharmacy Technicians across all healthcare sectors. To provide networking and support opportunities, as well as to increase potential collaboration. First meeting in November. Frequency thereafter to be agreed by attendees.

Next meeting: Tuesday 1 November 2022

Email Samantha to join the Network

Want to feature your network?

If you are a member of a community of practice / support network that is not featured, please get in touch so we can share and encourage sign-up!

Email us to add your network to the newsletter


Tell us how we're doing!

We are always open to receiving any type of feedback, whether this be a comment, compliment or complaint.

To submit your feedback, fill in a short form which will be reported and reviewed at our weekly Project Management meeting. Any quality concerns or issues will be addressed to ensure we develop our services to provide you with an excellent experience.

Your compliments may be used in promotional testimonials to encourage other primary and community care colleagues to take advantage of our developmental offers.
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